Diamond Arrow Christian Conference center was TOPS. The facility was nice, the food was good and the staff was INCREDIBLY helpful. Q and Faterrah met us up there early to decorate.
We were happy Rebecca Shirey could be our speaker. I was thrilled to share Rebecca, a mentor, with "my gals." Aren't these lunch coolers the cutest thing yet?
Everything was lovely..... the decorations, worship, messages, fellowship, games.....
Janete did a wonderful job leading us in games.....
Speed Friending - Jen (L) is responsible for our bags and all that was in them
Cyndi and Karina rocked worship
The panel discussion was a lot of fun for those of us on the panel.
|Me, Becky, Mary (Cynthia's MIL)|
|F - Me, Becky, Cynthia, Thea, Katie, Mindee|
B - Rachel, Cyndi, Hope, Karina, Mary, Allison, Steph, Jen, Brittney, Faterrah, Janete
Rachel did all the graphics for our folder, banners and bag
The evening ladies which attended
|Cyndi, Karina, Cynthia, me, Allison|
The M&M (Moms and Mentors) moms who attended
|Brittney, me and Hope|
Our 2014/15 Board (Desiree couldn't join us - blech on chemo)
|F- Jen and Katie (registration guru)|
B - Steph, Rachel, Me, Cynthia, Mindee
Cynthia pulled off an amazing retreat! I'm proud of her and the team.
Becky's sessions were FULL of heart changing insight. I plan to sit and review notes in the upcoming week.
The "best" table group yet - contrary to rumors we were NOT the loud group - we were the enthusiastic group.
|Karina, Brittney, Hope, Mindee|
Impromptu sharing around the fire on Saturday night - the best times are often the unplanned times
What a trooper Faterrah is. I can't wait to meet her little one.
We got back to base as the Protestant service was letting out. It was fun to have a bit of family time with Becky. We joined with the D family for lunch and a quick picture with the Gherkins.....then we parted ways. The Gherkins to D's to home....and Michael and I to give Becky a tour of Beale.
WW2 POW cell block
We missed those who couldn't join us and wanted to be with us: Desiree due to chemo and Maria due to surgery. The weekend was a sweet time of bonding for the group. I saw God move and I saw relationships flourish. I believe it was a God thing...a fitting way to begin the final chapter of our Air Force ministry....I'm refreshed and excited entering the home stretch.
May - Graduation in TX and CA, pass off the PWOC baton
June - Open Bible Conference, Pittsburgh
July - Japan/ VBS
14 August - Retirement Ceremony
BTW I'm still trying to decide if I'm a true extrovert. I love people, but I do love my pj days as well.